A person is considered a producer under the HSP Regulation if they supply oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze, solvents, paints and coatings, pesticides, fertilizers, pressurized containers or refillable propane containers, fertilizers and mercury-containing barometers, thermometers or thermostats.

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An HSP hauler is a person who arranges for the transport of HSP that are used by consumers in Ontario and are destined for processing, reuse, refurbishing or disposal. A person who arranges for the transport of HSP that they initially generated is not considered a hauler.

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An HSP processor is a person who processes HSP used by consumers in Ontario for the purpose of resource recovery.

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An HSP disposal facility is a facility at which pesticides are disposed of.

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A producer responsibility organization (PRO) is a business established to contract with producers to provide collection, management and administrative services to help producers meet their regulatory obligations under the HSP Regulation, including:

  • arranging, establishing or operating a collection or management system
  • arranging, establishing or operating a promotion and education system
  • preparing and submitting reports

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